State House Daybook: May 1, 2018


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The Senate gavels in at 2p.m. Watch live here. Calendar. Journal.


The House gavels in at 12 p.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule:

10:00 a.m., Review and Oversight Commission on the South Carolina Ports Authority, Gressette Room 207, agenda

10:30 a.m., House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 511, agenda, watch

11:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Committee, Gressette Room 308, agenda, watch

12:00 p.m., House of Representatives, State House, House Chamber, watch

2:00 p.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, watch

2:00 p.m. or 1 hour after the House adjourns, whichever is later, Criminal Laws Subcommittee on S.959
Blatt Room 511, agenda

1 hour after the House adjourns, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Blatt Room 410, agenda

2:30 p.m. or 1.5 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later, Judiciary Committee, Blatt Room 516, agenda



9:30 a.m., Gov. Henry McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority meeting, Room 252, Edgar Brown Building, State House grounds, Columbia, S.C.



Watch live

9:30 a.m.

Case Title: The Callawassie Island Members Club, Inc., Petitioner, v. Ronnie D. Dennis and Jeanette Dennis, Respondents.

Attorneys: M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., and Bradley B. Banias, both of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC; James Andrew Yoho, of Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, both of Charleston; and Stephen P. Hughes, of Howell Gibson & Hughes, PA, of Beaufort; and Andrew F. Lindemann, of Davis & Lindemann, PA, of Columbia, all for Petitioner. Ian S. Ford and Neil Davis Thomson, both of Ford Wallace Thomson, LLC, of Charleston, for Respondents.

Summary: This case involves a breach of contract action brought by the Callawassie Island Members Club against two of its members. The circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of the Club. The court of appeals reversed, finding (1) the Club's membership agreements violated the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporations Act, and (2) the terms of those agreements were ambiguous and thus necessitated a trial. The Callawassie Island Members Club, Inc. v. Dennis, 417 S.C. 610, 790 S.E.2d 435 (Ct. App. 2016). The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals decision.



10:00 a.m.

Case Title: Virginia L. Marshall and Todd W. Marshall, Respondents, v. Kenneth A. Dodds, M.D., Charleston Nephrology Associates, LLC, Georgia Roane, M.D., and Rheumatology Associates, P.A., Petitioners.

Attorneys: Robert H. Hood, James B. Hood and Deborah Harrison Sheffield, all of Hood Law Firm, of Charleston, Stephen L. Brown, D. Jay Davis, Jr., James E. Scott, IV, Perry M. Buckner, IV and Russell G. Hines, all of Young Clement Rivers, LLP, of Charleston, for Petitioners. Blake A. Hewitt, of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC, of Columbia, J. Edward Bell, III, of Bell Legal Group and C. Carter Elliott, Jr., of Elliott & Phelan, both of Georgetown, for Respondents.

Summary: The Court is asked to review the court of appeals' decision in Marshall v. Dodds, 417 S.C. 196, 789 S.E.2d 88 (Ct. App. 2016). In this appeal, the Court considers at what point section 15-3-545(A) of the South Carolina Code (2005) begins to run when a medical professional breaches the standard of care on multiple occasions.


10:30 a.m.

Case Title: Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc., Petitioner, v. Beverly A. H. Buscemi, Ph.D., in her official capacity as State Director, South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and Kelly Hanson Floyd, Nancy Banov, W. Robert Harrell, Rick Huntress, Deborah McPherson and Dr. Otis Speight in their Official Capacities as Members of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs Commission, Respondents.

Attorneys: Reid T. Sherard and Phillips L. McWilliams, both of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, and Anna Maria Darwin, of Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc, all of Greenviile and Thornwell W. Simons, of Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, of Columbia. for Petitioner. William H. Davidson, II and Kenneth P. Woodington, both of Davidson & Lindemann, PA, of Columbia, for Respondents.

Summary: The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. v. Buscemi, 417 S.C. 267, 789 S.E.2d 756 (Ct. App. 2016). In this appeal, the Court considers whether Protection and Advocacy has the authority to review Medication Administration Records during statutorily authorized inspections of Community Training Home facilities.



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